Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sweet Pea Felt Flower Window Sheet Card

This card is based on others floating around the internet,
that combine the Occasions Sweet Pea Paper pack
with the Stitched Felt Sweet Pea flowers.

The Top Note Big Shot Die was used to cut out 2 layers,
the Sweet Pea designer paper and a Chocolate Chip
piece for the back side of the focal image (to cover up the adhesive)
A Medium Window Sheet  (page  158 of the main catty)
was used for the card Base.   The Sweet Pea Felt Flower
was attached to the designer paper with Tombo adhesive.
The BEAUTIFUL Old Olive Satin Ribbon (Occasions Mini) was
tied around the Top Note focal point.  I then opened the Window
Sheet and attached the Chocolate Chip Top Note piece behind the image
to cover the adhesive and provide a layer behind the focal point.

Use of the Window Sheets make for a very modern, attractive
greeting card!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Stamping Organization

Stampin Friends,

I'm getting ready to clean up my stampin area, so thought I'd show you a picture of what my area looks like, in case these ideas help you make your stampin area more "readily available".  I didn't say it was "pretty", cause obviously this picture is not.  But you can see some of the stands and organizational items that I use to pack as much as I can into my stampin space, which is one end of my kitchen.  I also have a cardboard bell jar box (with the original dividers) for a bunch of my punches.  I originally had a really tall plastic stack of drawers, but one plastic leg literally broke off (under the millions of pounds of pressure) and tipped over the 6 stacked drawers, so I got an old tv stand, which gets the job done.

My Big Shot is on a card table, in my living room.  Again, not pretty (except to a stamper), but visitors just have to understand.

I hope this helps, or at least entertains you.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Heart Treat with Trap Door

This is a Heart Treat Cup with removable door.
When you pull the white tab, the pink card stock
pulls out of the card, allowing the candy to be removed.

This picture captures the effect when you pull the tab.
This opens the "trap door",  revealing a punched circle
behind the heart, so that the recipient can eat their treat,
without destroying the gift card.

This final image is the inside of the card, with the tab pulled.
As you can see, were the tab in place, the candy would remain in the heart.
With the tab pulled, the recipient can then retrieve their candy
and close the tab back up.

Ingredients:  Very Vintage jumbo wheel, VersaMark Ink,
5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, 1 14/ circle punch, Tab punch,
Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, & White Card stock,  SAB Designer Paper,


Monday, January 18, 2010

Eggcellent Eggs

Sorry that these pictures are so washed out.  The milk
carton is gable green!!

Any way, these are items made with the Occasions Mini
Eggcellent Egg decorating set.  Given that I don't decorate eggs,
I prefer to use it for paper crafting
projects.  The milk carton makes use of the flowers,
colored strips, rub-ons and rhinestone.  It's handy to have
all those accessories in one set.  The Medium Jewelry Tag punch was
used to cut the 2 small tags attached to the milk carton.

The card below uses Simply Said, with the Eggcellent flowers
attached to the stems.  The Scallop Trim Border (FREE SAB
ITEM!!!) was used to trim top and bottom edges.